New Client Information

How to get started:

  • Contact me to request an appointment for a complimentary 15-minute introductory meeting to see if we’d be a good fit.
  • You can email me directly at or use the form on my contact page.
  • You can call my work number at ‪(231) 486-5434‬ and leave a detailed message if I’m unavailable. I return all phone calls within 24 hours.

Appointments: I will do my best to accommodate your busy schedule and am flexible in appointment availability.

Fees, Payment, & Cancellation: The fee for a 60-minute individual counseling session is $85. Fees are due at each session unless previous arrangements have been made. All major debit/credit cards are accepted for payment. I also accept HSA and FSA. If you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment, please notify me at least 24-hours in advance to avoid incurring the standard session fee.

If you are experiencing financial hardship, please discuss this with me during our initial phone conversation, as I do offer a sliding scale fee structure.

Private Pay: I do not currently accept insurance. By paying privately for counseling, I am not required to send your confidential information to your health insurance company and therefore, will not be bound by the requirements of your insurance company’s expectations for treatment.

Your First Session: After our initial 15-minute phone consultation and after you’ve decided that you would like to begin counseling, you’re probably wondering what your first session will look like. We’ll begin with a discussion about confidentiality and then I will ask you to begin sharing about yourself and what brings you to counseling. As I get to know you in this first session, we will also discuss your goals for counseling and what you can expect from me, as your therapist.

Confidentiality: All information you share with me is held strictly confidential and will not be disclosed to anyone unless: 

1. You authorize release of information with your signature  

2. You present a danger to yourself  

3. You present a danger to others, or

4. Child or elder abuse/neglect is suspected. 

If you are involved in a court case and a request is made for information about your therapy, I will not disclose information without your written agreement unless the court requires me to. I will do all I can within the law to protect your confidentiality.